UK-Lotto.com is your one-stop site for everything relating to UK National Lottery games including the main UK Lotto draw, EuroMillions, Thunderball and Lotto Raffle. As well delivering the very latest lottery results within minutes of each draw taking place, UK Lotto provides a wealth of information on how to play lottery games in the UK and the facility to buy lottery tickets online. To provide our readers with the most up to date information, the site is updated regularly so be sure to bookmark us now and check back frequently to avoid missing out!
About UK Lotto
UK Lotto was first launched in 1994 as the National Lottery but was rebranded as ‘Lotto’ in 2002 and has continued operating under that name ever since. The UK Lotto remains the UK’s most popular lottery game and, since its launch, has created thousands of millionaires while raising over £30 billion for a wide variety of good causes in the UK.
Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday evening and a total of seven numbers are randomly drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 to 49. The first six are the main numbers and the seventh is the Bonus Ball. Players are required to select six numbers from the range of 1 to 49 and any player(s) who match the six numbers drawn wins the Lotto Jackpot! In the event that more than one ticket holder successfully matches all six main numbers then the jackpot prize is shared equally amongst the ticket holders.
UK Lotto Games
The success of the UK Lotto has spawned a number of other official lottery games and scratchcards. The most famous of these is EuroMillions which takes place every Tuesday and Friday and boasts a starting jackpot of €15 million (approximately £12 million depending on the exchange rate).
Thunderball is a another popular UK Lotto game which requires players to select five main numbers from the range 1 to 39 and one Thunderball from the range 1 to 14. The top prize is £500,000 but players only need to match the Thunderball itself to win a prize.
Lotto Raffle is an additional game played alongside Lotto which offers 50 prizes of £20,000 in every draw. Players who buy a Lotto ticket are automatically entered into the separate Lotto Raffle draw.
UK Lotto Tickets
UK Lotto tickets are available to purchase both online or in person at an authorised retailer. Buying tickets online not only saves time but has a number of benefits including the security of having your ticket stored securely online, the ability to purchase tickets up to eight weeks in advance and automatic checking of your numbers against the balls drawn with email notification if you win a prize.
If you would like to read detailed information about the individual lotto games, including instructions on how to play and the odds of winning, click any of these links: